INTERNATIONAL SPORTS GIST TRANSFER WORLD FOOTBALL BREAKING: BARCA FINALLY SIGN GRIEZMANN FROM ATHLETICO MADRID By Admin Posted on July 12, 2019 2 min read 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Joseph Omoniyi Barcelona has officially completed a deal to sign Athletico Madrid Midfielder, Antoine Griezzman after the Spanish giants completed the payment of his buyout clause, 120 million euro on Friday. According to the club’s official website, the player will sign a contract with his new club for the next five seasons, through to 30 June 2024, with a buyout clause of 800 million euros. ‘We will shortly be publishing the full schedule for the presentation of Antoine Griezmann as a new member of the Barça first team’, a statement by the club reads. Born on 21 March 1991 in Mâcon, France Antoine Griezmann is one of the best players in the world. The striker comes to Barça after consolidating himself as one of the top footballers in La Liga after spells with Real Sociedad and Atlético Madrid. Scouted at an early by Basque club Real Sociedad, he headed for San Sebastián in 2005 at the age of just 14 after beginning his career with local side Charnay-lès-Mâcon. In Doností he made his first team debut at the age of just 18 in 2009. Griezmann was one of the key figures in the return to the First Division of Real Sociedad a spell in the Second Division. In the Basque Country, he played 202 games for the txuri urdin, scoring 52 goals. The Frenchman’s outstanding performances led to a €30 million move to Atlético in the summer of 2014.